Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning "first of the year" lasts two days. This is the only Jewish holiday which lasts for two entire days, the reason for this is to emphasize its importance. Send your flowers for Rosh Hashanah a day or two early, that way your friends will enjoy the flowers for days before, and after, the first of the High Holy Days.
Rosh Hashanah falls 163 days after the beginning of Passover. It usually falls late into the summer season or early autumn, a seasonal autumn arrangement or fall sunflowers are a perfect centerpiece to adorn the holiday table. Traditionally, the High Holy Day dinner table is adorned with big platters of symbolic sweet foods such as apples dipped in honey and candles in colorful votive holders. It is a time where people make resolutions and reflect on their personal lives, goals, aspirations and achievements.
During Rosh Hashanah, Jews are not permitted to work and most of the day is spent in a synagogue, customs include sounding the shofar and eating symbolic sweet Kosher foods. Jews commonly greet each other with "L'shannah tovah tikatev v'taihatem" which in Hebrew means "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year". Or "Shana Tova" is the shorter greeting meaning "A Good Year."
Apples and honey symbolize a sweet year. So why not send a gift basket of fruit to a house, business or synagogue this year? Don't worry if you waited until the last minute to plan your Rosh Hashanah celebrations, many flower arrangements can be delivered the same day that you place your order. Please allow an extra day for gift baskets. All gifts are hand-delivered and hand-arranged by a local florist and will never be delivered in a box via Fedex or UPS.